Heaven or Paradise


In the name of Allāh,
the Beneficent, the Merciful.
Peace and Blessings of Allāh on Mohammad.
Allāh–the Glorious and the High,
Lord of the worlds
Mohammad–who brought the world
to our feet and eternity to our arms.

Whereas Muslims are ridiculed for having “virgins” in heaven. Even the “Sons of God” craved sex:
“And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and DAUGHTERS were born unto them, That the SONS OF GOD saw the daughters of men that they were FAIR; and they TOOK THEM WIVES OF ALL WHICH THEY CHOSE….the sons of God CAME INTO THE DAUGHTERS OF MEN, and they bare children to them”–(Genesis 6:1-4. Seems, there are no women in the Christian heaven. Or, they must be dark-skinned, not “fair”. Or, only “daughters” of God so “sons” cannot mate them).

Jesus said there are many mansions in the House of God and promised: “I go to prepare a place for you. And IF I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself”–(John 14:2-3). As Jesus has not yet returned, those people to whom he spoke, all that died and will die before his alleged return will not get receive/taken.

Jesus said: “Verily I say unto you, There be some STANDING HERE, which shall NOT TASTE DEATH, TILL THEY SEE the Son of man coming in his kingdom’–(Matthew 16:28). Jesus not only contradicts himself when he said, “I go to my Father, and ye SEE ME NO MORE”–(John 16:10); but it must be the “miracle of the ages” that for two thousand years since Jesus’ departure these “some standing” people are yet living and scanning the Palestinian sky, waiting “here” (there) for Jesus.

Whereas Jews and Christians do not seem to have any knowledge about what their heaven is like –and this is not surprising since the Mosaic Law was to become obsolete upon the advent of Mohammad in which case now “spiritually the Jewish religion has no future;” and as Jesus did not give “all truth” which Mohammad brought– and whereas the Muslim Paradise is criticized as one of sensuality, Christians depict heaven as a picturesque landscape of people laxing and reading, and the lamb and wolf nesting together (Isaiah 11:6-7, “the wolf also shall dwell with the lamb…and the lion shall eat straw like the ox.
   This would be a cruel joke on the lions or they would have to be outfitted with dentures of incisors and molars for stripping and grinding hay, and have their systems redesigned to process and evacuate hay. Such a heaven can only be B-O-R-I-N-G. Even from a “mansion” window.
(Small wonder the Christian is obsessed with Mohammad’s “particularly active sex life,” and the gardens of “virgins” Muslims will have. The Christian is insanely jealous/envious).

The Book of Revelation (7:4-8; Matthew 19:28) states that 144,000 MEN –consisting of 12,000 from each of the TWELVE TRIBES OF ISRAEL– will sit with Jesus in the next life judging the Twelve Tribes of Israel.
That only Jews will be judging with Jesus is not strange. Jesus clearly declared he was sent only for Jews. Thus, the hundreds of thousands of missionaries the Christian Foreign Mission has plying non-Jewish communities to snare uninformed natives into drinking the mythical blood of Christ is a stark transgression outside Jesus’ jurisdiction.

Regarding this 144,000 JEWS it is said:  “The 144,000 people stood before the throne….They are the men who have kept themselves pure by NOT having SEXUAL RELATIONS with WOMEN; they are VIRGINS”–(in the words of Gideons: “These are the ones who have not been DEFILED WITH WOMEN, for they are CELIBATES”–(Revelation 14:1-4).
Thus, woman, even though she be married to the man “defiles” the man. Paul makes the matter clearer, he states that, but for avoiding “fornication,” “It is GOOD for a man NOT to touch a woman”–(1 Cor. 7:1-2); why is it good for a man “not to touch a woman?”
Because “He that is UNMARRIED careth for the things that belong to the LORD, how he may please the LORD: But he that is MARRIED careth for the things that are of the WORLD, how he may please his WIFE”–(1 Corinthians 7: 32-33).
In other words, when a man takes a wife his caring for God is compromised by his caring for his wife –or she causes him to be “defiled.” She who defiles has no place in heaven.

These Biblical teachings show that sexual contact with a woman “defiles” the man spiritually; and no amount of the Christian apologist’s literary gymnastics can flip this fact over.
These 144,000 “virgins” are physical “virgins” who were “not defiled” by physical “women,” and as they were not married, and therefore had no “wifely” constraints, they devoted their entire life to the pursuit of the spiritual and were the true followers of Jesus who, as the Gospels show, lived a life of celibacy.
Evidently, from the Biblical perspective, unless the Christian man is a JEW and VIRGIN he is barred from Christ. And whether the Christian woman is Jew or not and whether she is virgin or virgin-less, she is banned from the Christian heaven.

Again,  Christianity condemns  woman as a betrayer of man. The Bible says: “Behold, everyone that useth proverbs shall use this proverb against thee (Jerusalem), saying,  As is the mother, SO IS HER DAUGHTER”–(Ezekiel 16:44).
   As Christians view woman as the “transgressor” (by virtue of her/Eve violating the command of God and eating of the forbidden fruit), and as she betrayed the man/Adam by giving him the fruit to eat, then according to this teaching of the Bible, EVERY WOMAN is a betrayer of man.   
In fact, according to Christianity EVERY WOMAN to be born and all the way to the Resurrection, is a betrayer of man.  (Sordid misogyny).

As explained by Swami Dayananda one Divine day is 4,320,000,000 years; and the period of the Grand Dissolution of the universe, which is known as the “duration of Emancipation” of the soul, is said to be “3,11,040,000,000,000 years.”1 The Swami quotes the Mundak Upanishad, III, 2, 6, as saying that the soul, after enjoying its emancipation “is again born into this world.”2 And that:
“The emancipated soul roams about in the Infinite All-pervading God as it desires, sees all nature through pure knowledge, meets other emancipated souls, sees all the laws of nature in operation, goes about in all the worlds visible and invisible, sees all objects that it comes across, the more its knowledge increases the happier it feels. Being altogether pure, the soul acquires perfect knowledge of all hidden things in the state of Emancipation. This extreme bliss alone is called Heaven (swarga)”.3
Imagine this soul –this “one ten thousandth part of the upper portion of the hair point in size,”4– ‘roaming’ the vast galaxies for some 3.11 trillion years, and meeting other souls. 

As noted, the length of the soul’s “duration of Emancipation” is “3,11,040,000,000,000 years.” So, this eternal soul, being of the same “essence” as God, as the Swami wrote, after spending perhaps one billion years –about quarter the Divine day– dwelling  in and feeding on refuse, and other lowly conditions  now “roams about” freely in heaven for more than 3.11 trillion years, where it “acquires perfect knowledge of all hidden things” (only to forget it afterwards), and eventually returns to earth to spend 4.32 billion years, perhaps some as sub-humans, to again ‘roam’ in heaven for another 3.11 trillion years, receiving the same knowledge, and forgetting. Repeating this cycle again and again and… Ad infinitum.5

In the Gita 10:28, Krishna declares, “among cows I am the surabhi.” And Swami Prabhupada explains: “In Krsnaloka in the spiritual sky there are cows which can be milked at any time, and they give as much milk as one likes. Of course such cows do not exist in this material world, but there is mention of them in Krsnaloka. The Lord keeps many such cows, which are called surabhi. It is stated that the Lord is engaged in herding the surabhi cows.”
If man should live to be a million years, it is doubtful that he would tire of a life of affluence and would deem it “infinite misery;” when in fact his rat race in this world is, without doubt, driven by his desire for a life of ease and luxury. 

While the punishment of Hell is not everlasting the rewards of heaven is a gift from Allah God never to end–(Qur’an 11:108; 15:45, 48). And whereas punishment is equal to the crime, the reward for doing good is manifold–(Qur’an 6:161. Bokhari, Vol. 1, # 40).

There is nothing scandalous about having pleasure in paradise. This –having peace and joy– seemingly, is the desire and goal of every religionist. However, heavenly bliss is not a pleasure of the body.

What is to be remembered is that the verses of the Qur’an are of literal and allegorical meanings. There are several descriptions of the “Garden(s)” in the Qur’an. These descriptions are not to be taken literally. Allah God says in Qur’an 32:17: “And no soul knows what delights of the eyes is kept hidden for them, as a reward for their (good) deeds.”
The Prophet Mohammad is reported to have said: Allah says, I have prepared for My righteous servants that which  no eye has seen and no ear has heard, and which the heart of man cannot conceive–(Bokhari Vol.’s 4:467; 6:302-303; 9:589). The things of earth and in heaven are the same in NAME only.
However, as sex in marriage is Divinely lawful on the earthly plain there is no difficulty if it should be allowed in the spiritual plain. Carnal pleasure in the conjugal bed is a form of worship of God–(Genesis 1:28. Qur’an 25:54; 16:72; 24:32). The ignorant revile this blessed union as vulgar.

It is doubtful that one would honestly prefer a heaven of herding “cows” and to roam the heavens for 3.11 trillion years (and to roam as “one ten thousandth part of the upper portion of the hair point in size”) gathering knowledge (and forgetting it) and to return to earth, possibly as sub-humans, for some four billion years dwelling in lowly conditions; or that one would honestly prefer a heaven of reading past-time stories and watching lions stripping hay.

It is doubtful that one would honestly prefer such heavens over the Muslim heaven of joys beyond comprehension –of mansions; splendorous Gardens with rivers, springs, and fountains; magnificent companions; dressed in fine garments of silk and lounging on couches of velvet feeding on luscious fruits and savoring delicious drinks from goblets of gold and silver in an eternity of bliss in the presence of our Lord.
 And the Muslim Paradise is for male and female:

-“And whoever does good deeds, whether male or FEMALE, and he (or she) is a believer –these will enter the Garden, and they will NOT be dealt with a whit unjustly”–Qur’an 4:124)

-“Surely the owners of the Garden are on that day in a happy occupation. They and their wives are in shades, reclining on raised couches”–(Qur’an 36:56)

-“Enter the garden, you and your wives being made happy”–(Qur’an 43:70)

-“And those who believe and whose off-spring follow them in faith –We unite them with their offspring and We shall deprive them of naught of their work. Every man is pledged for his work”–Qur’an 52:21)

-“Surely the men who submit and the women who submit, and the believing men and the believing women, and the obeying men and the obeying women, and the truthful men and the truthful women, and the patient men and the patient women, and the humble men and the humble women, and the almsgiving men and the almsgiving women, and the fasting men and the fasting women, and the men who guard their private parts and the women who guard, and the men who remember Allah much and the women who remember­ –Allah has prepared for THEM FORGIVENESS AND A MIGHTY REWARD”–(Qur’an 33:35).

Any wonder then that even in the face of our adversity and suffering Muslims still laugh and smile: “And you hope from Allāh what they hope not”–(Qur’an 4:104).  Māshā-Allāh!  Alhamdo-lillāh! Allaho Akbar!

1.  Swami Dayananda Saraswati, Light Of Truth, pp. 141, 285, respectively.
2.  Ibid; p. 285.
3.  Ibid; p.301.
4.  Swami Prabhupada, commentary on Bhagavad-Gita, As It Is, 2:17.

5.  The Swami quotes the Mundak Upanishad, III, 2, 6, as saying that the soul, after enjoying its emancipation “is again born into this world.” But this teaching is not of the Vedas. If there was such a teaching in the Vedas it is reasonable that the Swami would have used it for his quote, rather than using the Mundak Upanishad.  Also whereas the Mundak says that the soul, after its emancipation “is again born into this world,” it is said that “All other writers teach and all the world believes that the Emancipation is that condition from which no soul returns to this world and becomes subject to births and deaths.”
   However the Swami disagrees with this view, and gave arguments to support the Mundak Upanishad. But the Swami’s submission is irrelevant. If the Vedas were clear on this issue it is hardly likely that there would be an opposing view.  (Light Of Truth, p. 285. Italics/emphasis added).
 There are no clear expressions in the Veda(s) for the doctrines of karma and reincarnation their origins seem unknown. Hindus are also divided as to whether Rama, Krishna, and Hanuman are God(s) or not, whether the emancipated soul returns to repeat the cycle of births and deaths or not; whether God incarnates Himself or not; and whether the soul reincarnates in different kingdoms of animals/plants or not. (See Hinduism-Karma and Reincarnation & Women).